11/06/2015 12:04PM

Yonkers: Sunday 11/8 Analysis


MEET STATS: 344 - 1048 / $1,890.80  BEST BETS: 51 - 84 / $177.40


Spot Play: SAM’S ESCAPE (10th)


Race 1

(2) NOT AFRAID drops to a new low and is reunited with Dube; this looks like a now-or-never spot for the Takter trainee. (5) FOR YOU ALMOSTFREE didn't fire last out but that was after a sick scratch and some missed time; Bartlett sticks with the Banca trainee and he has a decent midpack post to work with. (1) ZOEY DE VIE just missed last out, is sharp and impossible to ignore.

Race 2

(9) ZORGWIJK NOVA broke before the start last out losing all chance; mare's prior efforts since shipping in were solid and she deserves another chance at an improved price. (10) CALIPARI drops a notch off some even efforts and he was Brennan's choice. (6) MESMERIZED ships in from Indiana for Julie Miller with some stakes experience and he put in a good effort when last on a half-mile track.

Race 3

(8) ZOOMING is stuck on the far outside but at least he gets to have his nose on the gate; perhaps Buter can generate some early speed and get the jump on (10) LUMINOSITY. The latter is the King of the Open and is looking for six of seven, but will have to navigate early traffic. (1) SUMATRA should be saving ground and can shake free with late trot.

Race 4

(6) SWISHNFLICK could not last the duration last week but the trotting mare is still sharp and deserves another chance. (3) BOFFIN regained his form out of town and looms a major player. (4) KASCARA ROSA flew home from nowhere last out and she was a winner three back at the added distance.

Race 5

(3) I'M FABULOUS had some decent late trot from too far back in her last two; veteran trotting mare can power home with smooth late sailing. (2) MASSIVE TALENT raced well versus better when last seen locally. (5) MUGSHOT JESS gets Stratton back in the bike and they teamed up to win at this level a few months back.

Race 6

(3) SCOTTISH CROSS looks for five straight and is simply too sharp to ignore. (1) MONROE COUNTY debuts for Banca via claim and is a clear threat if she can mind her manners. (2) KLM EXPRESS drops back to a more appropriate level and should be saving ground close up.

Race 7

(2) CAPTURETHEMEMORY made up good ground after breaking early last out as the heavy favorite; trotting mare seems to be on a 'break every other start' schedule which means she will jog here. Keep your fingers crossed. (5) TRADING PLACES gave way after an uncovered trip last out which makes two poor efforts in a row; she's better than that. (3) LUKAS HALL closed well last out and he shouldn't be too far back.

Race 8

(1) BUBBIE BOY has been knocking on the door for some time now and he draws best in an unreliable field. (2) MOVEOUTOFMYWAY flashed speed and raced okay in his local return. (3) MISSISSIPPI HIPPY gets needed post relief and two back he actually passed horses late which is a positive sign.

Race 9

(4) UNCLE GOODFELLOW launched a nice wide move from too far back last out and his two prior starts he just missed in tough beats; Allard trainee is ready to explode. (1) DELLA CRUISE doesn't win often but he'll be close up from this spot. (3) STAY UP LATE rallied well inside last out and he can kick in late again today.

Race 10

(8) SAM'S ESCAPE had plenty of pace last out but was never put into the game by Bartlett; he gets stuck in the eight hole but I expect a more aggressive drive. (4) SIX GUN has been super in all recent and is the one to beat. (6) SANTANNA ONE hasn't put in a bad effort in some time and he rates highly here.

Race 11

(3) TWIN B HOLLISTER looked a bit off last out and gave way late; he's back with Bartlett today and perhaps he's got the magic touch. (4) PANIC DISORDER has been sharp, gets needed post relief and looms a solid threat. (2) MOJO TERROR was good in defeat in his debut for the Burke barn but he faces tougher here.

Race 12

(5) JUSTA CAMILION was in a bit too deep in his last three but he drops to a reduced level and meets a very suspect field; worth a swing in the finale. (1) RANCOUSY draws best, has speed and the live hands of Scott Zeron. (4) SHORTSTACKED is capable of a big effort at any time.

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